Opinion

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Corporate involvement in public education is often met with suspicion. As it should be in the case of the Narara Valley High School's formal partnership with NuCoal Resources, argues Dr Leila Morsy.

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Will the Emirates tie-up be just another failure? It wouldn't be the first time for Qantas, which has repeatedly failed to respond to international competition in a way that allows it to get ahead of its competitors, argues Frank Zumbo.

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The factors involved in the historical decline of contemporary mammals need to be identified to guard against future biodiversity loss, argues Marie Attard.

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The Gillard government must act swiftly to educate the public if a referendum to allow federal funding of local councils is to succeed this year, argues Professor George Williams.

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Research into Australia's unique climate has proven invaluable in dealing with extreme weather events. Shouldn't we also listen to what the research says about global warming? asks Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer.

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The future of Australia-India relations rests in the hands of the youth of both countries, writes Monika Barthwal-Datta.

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Harnessing genetic science to head off major depressive disorder, the world’s leading cause of disability, is fraught with controversy, writes Dr Alex Wilde.

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The trend to postgraduate entry for professional programs will increase time spent in costly education, creating obstacles to disadvantaged groups. It's time to put a stop to this "credential" creep, argues Professor Merlin Crossley.

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So far there is no simple explanation for déjà vu, but advances in neuroimaging techniques may aid our understanding of memory and the tricks our minds play, writes Amy Reichelt.

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The peace process has failed to deliver for the Loyalists of Northern Ireland. A moment of supreme political leadership is needed to prevent a return to anarchy, writes Fergal Davis.

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